A third generation Oregonian, Shawn was born in Eugene and grew up in Central Point, Ore. He has master's degrees in both communication disorders and cognitive psychology with a focus in psycholinguistics. In his free time, Shawn enjoys playing a variety of instruments with varying degrees of ineptitude, recording music and hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Jenny, who also works at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Shawn is the facilitator for the Corvallis Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group, and a member of Good Sam's Stroke Task Force. He specializes in cognitive and neurological rehabilitation, swallowing disorders, voice rehabilitation and high-tech augmentative communication. Shawn has received specialty certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and Vital-Stim Swallowing Therapy. He is also a three-time recipient of the National Institutes of Health Psycholinguistics Training Grant.
Medical Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree: University of Portland
Master's degrees: University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts